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Campaign for shocking David Bowie memorial in Brixton

A crowdfunding campaign to bring a lightning-bolt statue in memory of the sadly departed David Bowie to London is aiming to raise just under £1 million in 28 days. The campaign, which launched on the Crowdfunder website last week, was organised by a...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Bonfire Creative Intelligence - Bosch Following a competitive pitch process, Bosch has selected award-winning full service creative consultancy Bonfire Creative Intelligence to design and create POS for key product campaigns across Europe in 2017....

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Karmarama (See Hero Image) Karmarama has hired Rob Chandler and Daniel Prestes as Strategy Lead for Data-Driven Content and Strategy Director respectively. Rob joins Karmarama following a year-long consultancy role, working with companies such as...

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Creative Opinions on The Oscars 2017: A Social Media Monopoly?

The Oscars are, whilst almost as large a televisual draw as that 'other' big event in February, largely free from the burden of expectation when it comes to advertising. The fact is that nobody really talks about the ad breaks of the Academy Awards,...

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Top 10 Ads of the Week

F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi - D&AD Next Awards With only one week remaining for photographers and filmmakers to enter 2017’s D&AD Next Awards, F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi have released a new series of stop motion animations as the centre-piece of...

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TBWA acquire majority stake in Lucky Generals

TBWA Worldwide, an advertising agency collective and an Omnicom Group company, has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in leading independent UK creative agency Lucky Generals. Lucky Generals' founders, Helen Calcraft, Andy Nairn and Danny...

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MEC and DATAA Launch Data Science Student Competition

MEC and the data start-up DATAA have announced a competition for Data Science Master's students with the participation of the University College of London as well as a range of Belgian Universities (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Ghent University,...

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Margot Robbie is the new face of Nissan

Wolf of Wall Street and Suicide Squad actor Margot Robbie has been revealed as the new face of Nissan's electric and zero emission cars in a staged midnight race around the glamorous streets of Monaco. Robbie tested the Nissan BladeGlider (which can...

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BrandOpus partners with Carling for student award scheme

This afternoon, BrandOpus announced the launch of its rebranded student design awards program; Chrysalis. The rebrand comes as a result of a new partnership with the UK’s most popular beer brand, Carling. The iconic beer brand has set a bespoke,...

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Tate Britain celebrates Queer British Art this spring

(Header Image) "Bathing" by Duncan Grant This spring, Tate Britain will host the first exhibition dedicated to queer British art. Unveiling material that relates to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show will mark the...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Various Agencies - BBC The BBC has announced its new graphic design services roster for 2017, naming five consultancies including Studio Output and Mother London. The consultancies were selected from 11 tender applications in total, and will be...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Above+Beyond (See Header) Above+Beyond begins 2017 with three new hires across its Strategy and Design teams, to work across the agency’s client base including Amazon, Betway, Meantime Brewing Company and Unilever. Toby Steinberg comes to...

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Should we adopt Digital Minimalism?

You may have seen the video of Simon Sinek explaining the Millennial Question. If not you should check it out now. His insight into the Millennial generation’s addiction to the dopamine-releasing effects of smartphone and computer usage is an...

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Wasserman and Sky bring Lego Batman to life in London

Sky Broadband has launched a 360 degree Lego Batman game experience at its flagship Westfield London store. The interactive experience, which is being delivered by the Wasserman Experience division, will tour the UK until the 5th of March 2017. The...

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Top 10 Ads of the Week

Sell! Sell! - Racing Post Sell! Sell! has teamed up with Gas & Electric director Tom King, and Yellow Boat Music to create a brand new campaign for Racing Post. The quirky spots highlight the formidable expertise behind the brand that is the...

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Nokia 3310 set to make dramatic comeback at MWC 2017

Anyone over the age of 30 will remember the original 'mobile' phones. It's ridiculous to think of it now, but back in the 80's, when the concept of mobile phones was first hitting the marketplace, the idea of carrying a lunchbox sized charger and a...

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Sadiq Khan wants to transform Thames Estuary into Creative Hub

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is lobbying the Government to turn the Thames Estuary into a major hub for the creative industries. The proposal, which posits the Thames Estuary as “a global centre of excellence for the creative industries,” even...

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